The folks over at the Willows sent out an email yesterday for calls for submissions for an upcoming archaeology issue. I thought I would share! (And should mention that my short story “Dr. Adderson’s Lens” will be in one of the upcoming issues, too!)
“Throw those chisels in the motor-car, gentlemen…we’re off to Mesopotamia!”
In February 2009, The Willows will be publishing a special Archaeology Issue, full of tales related to one of our great passions: the early histories of civilized humanity. To date, we have secured two featured tales for the issue, from Steven Shrewsbury and G. D. Falksen. And if you can conjure a thrilling, ghostly image of civilized antiquity, your work could join theirs! And Mesopotamia, though ever-popular in archaeological tales, is not the limit. Weave us an historically accurate ghost story, in 5500 words or less, of vanished Knossos, or of the strange Mississippian culture, or of Copper Age Ireland… so long as your vision is one of pre-Hellenic civilized history viewed through the lens of the Victorian or Edwardian culture.
We are also looking for a cornucopia of original artwork and poetry to accompany these tales, as always!
No Steampunk this issue, please. Take care to eliminate all post-Great War style language and jargon, televisions and other things nonexistent previous to WWI. And yes, historically accurate means historically accurate; Google and Wikipedia are free for everyone. Enough said.
Good luck to all, and feel free to spread the word!